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by Paul-Nitz
April 15th, 2019, 2:19 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Meaning of ἀπέθανον ([all] died) in 2 Cor. 5:14
Replies: 11
Views: 344

Re: Meaning of ἀπέθανον ([all] died) in 2 Cor. 5:14

Yes, probably a matter of interpreting language, regardless of it being Koine.

I don't see any reason to take the two uses of ἀποθάνειν in different senses.

"He cooked for all, so that (it was as if) all cooked"
by Paul-Nitz
April 15th, 2019, 1:37 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi, I'm Friedrich de Wet
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: Hi, I'm Friedrich de Wet

Friedrich, Good to hear from down South. The Grammar-Translation method does work for a very small percentage of learners. The rest end up with the same sort of facility with the language as you describe. Communicative methods work for a large percentage of learners. In order to reach reading fluenc...
by Paul-Nitz
April 1st, 2019, 7:19 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: Hello everyone

Scott, Shirley's book is good.
by Paul-Nitz
March 30th, 2019, 3:44 am
Forum: Grammars
Topic: The Perennial Question: Best Intermediate Grammar Text?
Replies: 29
Views: 5139

Re: The Perennial Question: Best Intermediate Grammar Text?

Two Intermediate Grammars I like: 1. Coderch (see this post, and the previous page in the thread) viewtopic.php?f=16&t=1897&hilit=Coderch&start=10 2. Thompson (see this post) viewtopic.php?f=16&t=2987&hilit=+Thompson I was stunned to find out today that Coderch has made this available FREE as a pdf...
by Paul-Nitz
March 30th, 2019, 3:36 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: Greetings

Brian, You are a determined learner! Here are some suggested resources to look into. Smyth, H. W. (1920). A Greek grammar for colleges. Retrieved from www.textkit.com It is a comprehensive reference grammar with a very good index. It’s the sort of book I found so valuable that I printed and bound it...
by Paul-Nitz
March 29th, 2019, 2:27 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: English to Koine Greek Lexicon
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Re: English to Koine Greek Lexicon

Wonderful tool!
Anyone who learns or teaches Koine via communicative methods take notice, create a bookmark, and say a little prayer of thanks for Ben Kantor.
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by Paul-Nitz
March 6th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Convert from Erasmian
Replies: 17
Views: 1507

Re: Convert from Erasmian

Bringing the thread back on track... develop a pronunciation scheme that consistently pronounces accents on the syllables the accent occurs. Correct accent is more important than people realize, I think. To illustrate it, take an English word and mispronounce the accent. Take the same word and mispr...
by Paul-Nitz
January 27th, 2019, 2:09 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: "I just don't think it makes you a better exegete ... " Theology, exegesis, and Learning Koine Greek Communicatively
Replies: 25
Views: 2130

Re: "I just don't think it makes you a better exegete ... " Theology, exegesis, and Learning Koine Greek Communicatively

You won't find any scholarly SLA articles about the use of composition to learn language, at least not in the sense we think of with Greek composition . Is that true? Paul Nation (quoted earlier in this thread), in talking about his four strands of language acquisition/learning, has output as one o...
by Paul-Nitz
January 23rd, 2019, 8:58 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: KOINE PHRASEBOOK
Replies: 34
Views: 14764

Re: KOINE PHRASEBOOK

Core Communicative Vocabulary & Ancient Greek Phrasebook

by Paul-Nitz
January 20th, 2019, 7:17 am
Forum: Announcements, Questions, and Policies
Topic: Who is getting the captcha screen?
Replies: 6
Views: 889

Re: Who is getting the captcha screen?

I've been getting it. I assumed it was because I started using a password manager.